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FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) - A Frisco elementary school principal resigned this week after Frisco Police charged him with theft on school campus.

David Wehmeyer served as principal of Weldon Corbell Elementary School since it opened in 2006.

Last week, Corbell’s school nurse became suspicious after she noticed one child’s medicine was running low and contacted their mother, according to the police report.  The report also says school surveillance video shows the principal came in on a Saturday and went into the nurse’s office.  Police say Wehmeyer admitted to taking the medicine and two $20 bills out of the school secretary’s office.

Parents say they are surprised by the news.

“Every morning, he was always there, in front of the door and he was so helpful with everyone, so that’s why I’m really in shock. I had no idea that was the motive for him to resign, it’s really heartbreaking,” said parent Dary Douglas.

Another parent, Giulio Ferarri said, “It’s of course sad, but you know, we’re not exempt from having things like that happen just because we live in Frisco. We have to be mature enough to understand that things can happen anywhere you go.”

Wehmeyer resigned from Frisco ISD for personal reasons.  Before taking a position in Frisco, Wehmeyer worked as an Irving ISD principal for 12 years and authored a children’s book.

Frisco ISD sent a statement to parents, which says in part, “We take these matters very seriously and are saddened by these events. We do believe that Mr. Wehmeyer’s resignation was in the best interest of all involved and our focus is now on supporting the school in their efforts to meet the needs of students and to have a successful school year.”

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